Today’s Face Out is a two-title theme set pulled from Powell’s Books’ 2012 Staff Top 5s feature.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. “One-third of the world’s population are introverts, and we are quietly going to take over the world while you extroverts are busy yapping it up and not paying attention. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.” —Linda C., Powell’s Books at PDX. Buy Quiet from Powell’s.
The Quiet Place by Sarah Stewart and David Small. “I get choked up every time I read The Quiet Place by Sarah Stewart. David Small’s drawings are gorgeous, and they perfectly capture the feelings of loneliness and insecurity young Isabel experiences after moving to the United States from Mexico. The story is cleverly told through letters Isabel sends to her aunt back home — which give the reader space to imagine all the details. Isabel uses her creativity and inner strength to find her way in this new and overwhelming home. It’s especially inspiring for shy, creative types!” —Kate B., Powell’s.com. Buy The Quiet Place from Powell’s.